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by jsbsf
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Likely Liver Resection Coming. Need advice please:)
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: Likely Liver Resection Coming. Need advice please:)

DH is following in rock_robsters steps in large part. He hasn’t had the rectal surgery yet, but had a microwave ablation on 2/5 and a laparoscopic resection on 2/11. The MWA required only one needle. If the lesion is spherical, the heat can radiate from the center and cover the entire area. Otherwis...
by jsbsf
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo break due to covid-19 outbreak
Replies: 14
Views: 694

Re: Chemo break due to covid-19 outbreak

It was recommended with his best interest in mind. He was already scheduled, and the oncology floor is set up specifically for patients to get their infusions. I think it has to do with things like filters in the ventilation system as well as best practices to keep certain areas properly sanitized a...
by jsbsf
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Spontaneous expulsion of primary tumor
Replies: 12
Views: 1096

Re: Spontaneous expulsion of primary tumor

Oh siti, After his 8th round of treatment he still experienced the sand in shoes sensation. It lasted a couple days and was similar to after the 7th round. So, we aren’t sure if the ice packs helped. He brought this up to the oncologist who told him if that sensation lasts only 2 to 3 days it most l...
by jsbsf
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo break due to covid-19 outbreak
Replies: 14
Views: 694

Chemo break due to covid-19 outbreak

Just wanted to pass this on to anyone concerned about getting chemo during the coronavirus outbreak. DH had a phone all from his oncologist to check in on his progress. Just completed 8th round of FOLFOX. The conversation started off with him recommending to cancel the 9th round appointment and to p...
by jsbsf
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Spontaneous expulsion of primary tumor
Replies: 12
Views: 1096

Re: Spontaneous expulsion of primary tumor

Thanks for your responses. Prs, your posts are some I followed early on, and I am aware of the watch-and-wait approach. I even reached out to your doctor in the LA area at one point, but didn’t hear back. DH also has Kaiser, but in San Francisco. Unfortunately, he’s at stage IV and doesn’t qualify, ...
by jsbsf
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scary times . . .
Replies: 40
Views: 2581

Re: Scary times . . .

One argument I heard about wearing the mask is not so much that it would prevent the virus from being breathed in as much as it would provide a barrier for when we might instinctively touch our face. It did sound logical.
by jsbsf
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Recovery time after liver resection
Replies: 16
Views: 2429

Re: Recovery time after liver resection

I know this thread is about a year old, but wanted to follow up with something similar that happened to DH. He went in on 2/5/2020 for liver MWA, and on 2/11/2020 for a liver resection. The MWA was on his right side, near the top. The liver resection was on his left. The surgeon took a biopsy of a s...
by jsbsf
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scary times . . .
Replies: 40
Views: 2581

Re: Scary times . . .

Our hospital seems to be on top of things. They won’t allow anyone but patients into the building. They spaced the chairs about 8 feet apart. In the waiting room, someone will immediately thoroughly disinfect the chair after someone is called in. The only nurses who are allowed to come close are tho...
by jsbsf
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Clear scans!
Replies: 20
Views: 1158

Re: Clear scans!

Wow. That is really good news. I’ve been following your progress since DH diagnosis last August. I’m really happy for you and everyone here who gets to NED.
by jsbsf
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Spontaneous expulsion of primary tumor
Replies: 12
Views: 1096

Re: Spontaneous expulsion of primary tumor

He put ice packs in a cloth bag, and rested his feet on top throughout Tuesday’s treatment. He says it was quite cold and his entire feet were covered. Yesterday, he did experience the sand in shoes sensation. Overall, he says it was a bit milder, and today he just feels some tingling. He continues ...
by jsbsf
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Spontaneous expulsion of primary tumor
Replies: 12
Views: 1096

Re: Spontaneous expulsion of primary tumor

Yes, he did a visual exam and flushed it, after observing it floating on the surface :D The liver mets are now gone, and his liver has NED. It was a big step in the right direction. One met disappeared and was treated with microwave ablation on 2/5. The larger was laparoscopically resected on 2/11. ...
by jsbsf
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Spontaneous expulsion of primary tumor
Replies: 12
Views: 1096

Re: Spontaneous expulsion of primary tumor

Thanks Siti. Yes he is doing well, and this did happen very shortly after he restarted his chemo. So it is very possible the chemo is destroying the tumor. It’s very good because it’s a very low rectal tumor and he was told he has a very rare chance to avoid a permanent colostomy. He’s doing surpris...
by jsbsf
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Spontaneous expulsion of primary tumor
Replies: 12
Views: 1096

Re: Spontaneous expulsion of primary tumor

Hi Claudine, Unfortunately, no. Both times I was told after the fact. I barely found out yesterday about the bowel movement from the previous day, and all I really have to go by was what he told me. I recall reading that others have experienced this, but I couldn’t find much information and eventual...
by jsbsf
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Spontaneous expulsion of primary tumor
Replies: 12
Views: 1096

Spontaneous expulsion of primary tumor

Sorry for being a bit graphic, but wanted to put this out there for two reasons. In case someone else experiences this in the future, you are not alone; and in case someone has already experienced this, maybe you have an explanation for what has happened. FOLFOX started 9/30/2019. On 11/2/2019, a fl...
by jsbsf
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: FOR REFERENCE - treatment of adrenal metastases
Replies: 17
Views: 1454

Re: FOR REFERENCE - treatment of adrenal metastases

Hey Claudine, My husband coincidentally had surgery on the very same day as yours. It was his first real surgery. His was a laparoscopic liver resection. He spent the night in the hospital, was in quite a bit of pain on Wednesday. We went for a hike on Friday and again today, and the pain has almost...

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